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Chalcolestes viridis is confined to Europe and the northern Maghreb. It is largely absent from the British Isles and Scadinavia and is rare in parts of Eastern Europe and has not been recorded in Russia. In Italy and the Balkan Peninsula it overlap in range with C. parvidens and in the latter region it is relatively scarce. A slight range expansion in Great Britain, Denmark and northeastern Poland has been observed during this century.